|I've scrapped the idea of using the Fleece Artist Handpainted Merino for my Diamond Fantasy Shawl. Yes, the stuff I went all the way to White Rock to buy. It (the beautiful blue and green skein) informs me that it really doesn't want to be a scarf or shawl. "Much too heavy." it says. "Too much variation in the color for the lace pattern to ever show through.", it adds. Says it wants to be a beautiful and comfy pair of socks instead. Who am I to be seen arguing with a skein of wool? I've dutifully cast on for both socks and they are now ready to have the heels turned. I knit on them during a drive to Langley on Sunday and I blissfully knit 'round and 'round while listening to a recorded book on Monday. Both the socks and the recorded book are coming along nicely. Photos of the finished "I-Don't-Want-To-Be-A-Shawl" Socks will likely be up in the next week or so.|
Do not think that I have neglected the Diamond Fantasy Shawl Knit-Along though. While the original yarn was being fussy and "difficult" I went to my stash, pulled out an unidentified cone of laceweight boucle and gave it a test run.
The mystery yarn, picked up at Value Village for $2 some time ago, survived a sample knitting and blocking episode and, if all goes well, will become a beaded version of the Diamond Fantasy Shawl. It's tricky working with this yarn. The boucle makes mistakes very hard to pick out.
Look for a picture of the finished Smoke Ring with Lace Edging on Thursday. It's finished, blocked, and ready to wear. I've even photographed it. But.....you know the ol' adage....don't put all your photos in one post.....or somethin'.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Change Of Plans